What is a tradition?
/Разработка урока по английскому языку для учащихся 10 класса по учебнику New Millennium English/
Разработчик: Кичикова Ольга Матцеевна, учитель английского языка
Aim: To learn listening, speaking, reading and writing about traditions.
Objectives: 1. to be able to discuss traditions in broader sense and their role in everyday life;
2. to make cross-cultural comparisons;
Materials: pictures, computer presentation, tape-recorder, cassettes.
T- Good morning my dear girls and boys.
P- Good morning teacher.
T- How are you?
P- Fine, thanks and you?
T- I’m OK too. Thank you. What date is it today?
P- Today is the twenty-third of October.
2. Warming-up activity.
T- The theme of our lesson is “What is a tradition?”
The topic of our lesson is trying to discuss traditions in a broader sense and their role in every-day life.
The aim of our lesson is to learn listening, reading, speaking and writing about traditions.
Now let’s start our work with ex 1, p 40. Read the task please.
The task is unscramble the names of three important festivals and match. Answer the questions.
Answers for the first question.
1) Easter – a decorated egg, because it is a symbol of a new life (and resurrection).
2) Christmas – mistletoe plant, a symbol of survival. (It’s an evergreen plant with small greenish flowers and
3) Jack – of – Lantern – a common symbol of Halloween.
(A pumpkin carved in the appearance of a demonic face with lighted candle insight)
Answer for the second question.
Easter and Christmas are celebrated in Russia too.
Answers for the third question.
Christmas in Russia –the first lighted star in the sky.
Victory day – They symbol is George’s ribbons and red carnations.
New Year’s day – the symbols are Grandfather Frost, his granddaughter Snegurochka and decorated New Year
What about Kalmyk festivals and their symbols.
Ur Tsar – colourful ribbons tied to a tree in blossoms as a symbol of fertility and life.
Zul – is a small butteroil lamps as a symbol of prolonging lives.
Tsagan Tsar – bortsaks in the form of the Sun as the symbol of spring.
For a few minutes read the following pieces of inf-n from ex2, p.40 and decide which of the above festivals
they refer to. (ex.2, p.40.)
Christmas 1, 5, 7 mistletoe, evergreens the birth of Jesus Christ
Halloween 2, 3, 8 evil, spirits, pumpkin, ghosts.Easter 4,6,9 Resurrection, eggs, rabbit
4. Vocabulary – practice
You have written the words in bold in your voc-ries at home and translated them.
Let’s check your transl-n: What is the Russian for:
Repeat them after me all together: be associated, be reminded, date back to, declining, define oneself, long-
standing, protect against, survive, survival, symbol, unique.
Now girls and boys let’s do ex.1 and 2 in your work-books for more practice.
5. The definition of the word “Tradition”
Now dear, try to give the definition of the word “tradition”. All ideas are accepted; there are no “right” or